Julius Caesar Essay Prompts For College

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This is an AP English Literature essay prompt for Act One of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The focus of the prompt is Shakespeare's use of minor characters.

Contains the prompt, an AP essay rubric, and lined pages for the student's response.

Works well as a culminating assignment for AP students at the end of Act One of Julius Caesar. Can also be used as part of an exam for the end of Julius Caesar or general practice for the AP Literature exam.

This prompt is part of a JULIUS CAESAR - AP English Literature Essay Pack.


Other Julius Caesar AP Essay Prompts:

JULIUS CAESAR - AP English Literature Essay Prompt - Act Two

JULIUS CAESAR - AP English Literature Essay Prompt - Act Three

JULIUS CAESAR - AP English Literature Essay Prompt - Act Four

JULIUS CAESAR - AP English Literature Essay Prompt - Act Five


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A List Of Great Argumentative Essay Topics Related To Julius Caesar


History can be a fascinating subject for a student, especially when you need to write about famous personalities who had an intriguing life. The important point is to search for the information that is interesting and engaging, not only for some simple biographic dates. When you write about a personality, you can easily touch other areas like the political system of that period or the morals of the society. These topics related to Julius Caesar will help you create a great essay:

  • Julius Caesar and the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was maybe one of the first political systems that resembled the modern democracy. Emphasize his role in the Republic.
  • Political Alliance. Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey had an alliance that controlled the region for years. Discuss the formation and the destruction of this alliance.
  • Julian calendar. It was established by Caesar soon after he conquered Egypt, and it was part of a major social reform that was meant to strengthen the Roman society.
  • Political changes. Caesar, who called himself the “Prefect of the Morals” tried to change the rules of the society and used his power to make members of the Senate almost 900 people.
  • The family of Caesar. He had aristocratic roots, and a big part of his family was very influential in the Roman society.
  • The relation with Cleopatra. He had a relation, considered marriage by some, with one of the most influential women of all times. They even had a son together that was later assassinated, Caesarion.
  • Homosexuality. There are many stories that show him as homosexual. The truth is that it was a common practice of those times and it was practiced mostly by upper-class citizens.
  • Deification. He was the first Roman to be considered officially as divine. When Romans put together games in his honor, a comet appeared, and it was a clear sign for the citizens that he had divine origins.
  • The assassination. Although he thought all Rome loves him, he had a public assassination where hundreds of people participated. The famous saying “ You too, Brutus?” can be considered a symbol of the betraying.
  • Civil war. Caesar provoked and sustained a civil war when the Senate tried to take away his power. Later, he got involved in the civil war in Egypt between Cleopatra and her brother.

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